The Dome Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,722' 525 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,179' 664 m
Low: 457' 139 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“Steep, Fast, Technical, and Flowy. Great views of Anchorage and surrounding areas from the top.”— Scott Holman
Getting to this trail requires the JBER iSportsman Pass (available here: jber.isportsman.net/).
It is not suggested to ride this trail during peak times, as there are many hikers and you WILL be traveling fast on the descent.
To get to the trailhead, park at the North Bivouac trailhead on the left when heading up Campbell Airstrip Road. Follow the doubletrack trail for a couple of miles, passing the stout metal fence next to Stuckagain Heights Trail. **From this point, you need to be signed in to the JBER iSportsman website.** Once past this gate, you'll descend a little more doubletrack and cross a wooden/metal bridge. Ride the gravel road for about a half mile(roughly), keeping an eye to the right for the unmarked clearing with a trail leading into the woods. This is the start of The Dome Trail.
Once on the trail, there is a steady climb with punchy steep sections until you get to a T intersection. Take a left at this T, the climb continues, with several steeper sections and more technical terrain. Just below the overlook, there is a STEEP, loose rocky climb. Once on the overlook, you can turn around the head down or keep climbing up and gain the ridgeline to the west (obvious trail) and extend this ride longer.
Enjoy the ride down! At the T intersection, make a right and keep on smiling.
Note: There is an alternate route from Basher Road to get to the T intersection, but it eliminates the second half of the trail, which is the very fun flowy section.